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we're following this hour. the u.s. defense secretary lays out the case against china's newly declared air defense identification zone. >>> thailand's revered kichk has called on the people of the nation to unite without referring directly to the recent antigovernment protests. >>> unesco officials have given a nod to traditional japanese cuisine and added it to their list of intangible cultural heritage. >>> the u.s. defense secretary says the biggest concern for washington is how china declared its air defense identification zone. chuck hagel said other countries should have been consulted on it first. >> it's not that the aid itself is new or unique. the biggest concern we have is how it was done so unilaterally and so immediately without any consultation. >> last month chinese defense officials said all foreign aircraft traveling through the zone must get pry or notice and follow orders or face emergency measures. hagel said the declaration was not a wise decision. joint chief martin dempsey said the requirements did not conform to international norms. >> it wasn't the dec
tech the vice chair of the national defense commission is the uncle of north korean leader kim jong hoon. reports have surfaced suggesting chang may have been dismissed from all of this post. so far north korea's official media have reported nothing about the potential political move the ministry's announcement comes after the south's national intelligence service told a parliamentary committee the chance to close associates had been publicly executed. is it time zone to eat. it's very unlikely turn of the impact has been stripped of our responsibilities. in south korea experts are speculating time might have been sacked after being defeated in a power struggle with other high ranking leaders. some tech is married to tim gill nikki sister of league leader kim jong il the father of the current leader. chung was born in nineteen forty six in the north eastern province of north holland yall. he graduated from kim il sung university and joined the ruling workers' party due to his family connections china soon key posts in the party. john worked to open up north korea's economy in two th
peasant eugene paying the exchange views on china's recent announcement of its air defense identification zone i report on call has been closely following this visit and has this report. joe biden speaking the chinese call is filled with smiles and handshakes. but disagreements over china's announcement of an air defense identification zone are still widespread. biden said he was very direct present she jumped in. less firm than china's recent and sudden announced the establishment of new air defense identification zone has to state the obvious cause significant apprehension in the region see james dean calls for us to respect china's core interests and says the two countries should maintain what he calls the crack direction of the sino us relations. on sunday. china has set up the east china sea eric and i can put the case in style. how often the tournament needs of self defense in accordance with international law. japan and the united states should respond to read of the issues in an object at the fair manner. secondly as i pointed out earlier in the country has unilaterally change the
and pressing matters before they leave for the holidays. on the agenda a massive defense bill and a farm bill but perhaps the most significant issue is the budget, to avoid a deal like last october. >>> car pileups and massive flight delays. the national weather service is predicting another massive storm from washington, d.c. to boston tomorrow. >>> detroit's troubles are having a ripple effect across the country. its bankruptcy case sets a precedent how cities going through the same process handle its economic woes. the city of stockton in northern are california owes more than a billion dollars to its creditors. has few options. melissa chan has the story. >> in the back of their minds a not so merry prospect. as a retired city worker of bankrupt stockton his pension is in peril. >> they don't have any real concern about what happens to the people, their families that lose their medical care. and if we lose our pension, then i'll probably lose my house. >> in the era of boom before the financial crisis bust, stockton made some costly mistakes. over building and investing in pricey city pro
like an army and act like an army but not a real army and they are from japan self-defense exercise earlier this year. under japan constitution they can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbor china asserting itself international questions are asked if japan should rethink the role of its armed forces. and china's declaration this week of an air defense zone over the east china sea is making that discussion all the more urgent. japan's prime minister has been pushing nps all year to change the constitution. long-term defense guidelines will be introduced in december and a national security council will meet for the first time after joe biden's visit. some hope his visit will herald a new stage in japan's relationship with the u.s. especially since china's announcement of the air defense zone. >> translator: the united states took action against the behavior and could make our relationship closer and might help the kind of relationship that is fit for true allies. >> reporter: the timing of the visit really could not have come at a more opportune for tokyo and
to china on its new air defense identification sound of the east china sea item on the prime minister shinzo on the mound tuesday to discuss the defense down the chinese defence ministry said at the november twenty third. covering a large part of the east china sea. after his fifth it's cheap and you go to china and south korea and china and biden will meet rise in gdp in other chinese leaders on wednesday. his visit to japan and china is viewed as a means to highlight the us japan cooperation and to confirm their next course of action however japan and the usa taking slightly different approaches to china the us state department on friday approved of us commercial airlines providing flight plans to china one traveling through the air defense town major us airlines have also made clear that they will comply with such requests by chinese authorities the japanese government however will continue to ask if that lives not to submit my classic chinese authorities. instead they say biden will also tried to wean japanese support but she made the us goal of concluding a chance to think a part
much for joining us. >>> now south korea has announced an expansion of the air defense zone overlapping a similar area recently declared by beijing. the expanded air space takes in two islands and other disputed territorie territories. we have more from seoul. >> reporter: south korea's announcement may be about invisible lines in the air, but they're over disputed areas of land and see. this is a submerged rocky reef with a scientific research station and under its very obvious de facto control. these strategic waters and rocks are claimed by beijing and seoul as part of the exclusive economic zones. now south korea has asserted its right in the air above. >> translator: the new korean air space defense identification zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight information region, which does not overlap with neighboring countries. this zone increases air space over the waters. >> reporter: seoul's move is two weeks after china's surprise extension of the air defense identification zone encroaching on those of south korea and japan. the new korean zone extending deepe
tour as leaders in the region voice concern about china's air defense identification zone. >>> anti-government protesters in thailand are calling for a nationwide strike as they increase pressure on the prime minister to step down. >>> and belgians with a deep affection for haiku have found a unique way to send their poetry back to its birthplace. >>> u.s. vice president joe biden will soon get off a plane in the japanese capital and step into a dispute that's increased the friction between neighbors in this region. he'll be meeting leaders in tokyo, beijing and seoul to talk about china's newly established air defense identification zone. biden will sit down on tuesday with prime minister shinzo abe. abe has called the zone very dangerous. chinese defense ministry officials announced last month they'd set up the zone. it covers a large part of the east china sea. and includes islands the japanese control, but the chinese and taiwanese claim. biden will head to china after he leaves japan. the vice president will meet on wednesday with president xi jinping and other chinese leaders.
korea is experting its rites. >> translation: the new korean air space defense zone is modified to be in line, including air space over the waters. >> seoul's move comes two weeks after china's extension of its zone encroaching on those of south korea and japan. it extends deeper and overlaps that of japan. the government in sole won't impose of new rules, requiring foreign aircraft, allowing for consultation with neighbours. >> we believe it will not significantly impact the relationship with china and japan, as we try to work for peace and cooperation in north-east asia. >> south korea's president discussed the plans with u.s. vice president joe biden. the u.s. state department declared itself on the same page as seoul. an extended zone will have nothing to do with maritime jurisdiction. >> south korea no longer wanted to extent the zone. one part of the east china sea has three overlapping zones. the coming days could allow for talks on how to managing a complex state of affairs and could set the stage for what no one wants, an accidental conflict in increasingly contested sk
. they even act like an army. but they are not a real army. these troops are from japan's self defense force on training exercise earlier this year. but under japan's constitution, they can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbor, china, asserting itself internationally, though, questions are being asked whether japan should rethink the role of its armed forces and china's declaration this week of an air defense zone over the east china sea is making that discussion all the more urgent. japan's hawkish prime minister has been pushing mps all year to change the pass fist constitution. long-term defense guidelines will be introduced in december and a national security counsel will meet for the first time after joe biden's visit. some hope biden's visit will the herald al new stage in japan's relationship with the u.s. especially since china's announcement of its air defense zone. >> the united states took very firm action against china's reckless behavior. this could make our relationships closer. it might help establish the kind of relationship that is fit. >> the timing
defense zone. the u.s. recently feel two military planes through the zone without first notifying the chinese. >>> there must be something about the seahawk football going very well when it's going to snow in seattle because that's what we are getting right now. a little bit much snow working its way down south towards the seattle area not quite to the playing field yet, but that little bit of snow is not leaving a lot in the way of accumulation. but what it is a sign of: arctic air. it is blasting out of the tra frazier valley into the city of bellingham, the northern border of canada and right on washington/canada border. we will see the snow band gradually fall apart. the cold air will change the whole weather story for much of the west coast and moving into the mid atlantic gradually through the end of the week. right now, temperatures and a cold 27 for spokane, seattle has dropped down to 35 degrees. >> that's 11 degrees cooler now than it was at the same hour last night. other temperatures dropping 15 degrees cooler for spokane. the cold air not quite to salt lake city yet.
defense zone over islands that tokyo also claims. he said the u.s. is "deeply concerned." the vice president travels to china tomorrow. we'll focus on what's fueling the tensions in the east china sea later in the program. protests eased today in thailand as the prime minister ordered police to avoid new confrontations with demonstrators demanding her ouster. days of violence had left four people dead and more than 250 hurt. we have a report from jonathan sparks of independent television news in bangkok. >> reporter: for three days, anti-government protestors and thai police waged war in the center of bangkok. today, however, the barricades came down and the two sides shook hands. flowers were exchanged and tears were shed, and the police got out of the way. the protestors tried to take this government complex by force. this morning, however, they simply walked in. >> ( translated ): i think we've won. it feels like victory. i think we've 90% won it now. >> reporter: but there was a problem: the protestors may have occupied the lawn outside the prime minister's office, but yingluck
. experienced players defensive midfield of attacking talent guaranteed of impressive road to the finals. six water with every feature to the first leg of the playoff showdown has potential. ivory coast failed to give us the first round of the last two world cups. the grand roles to help them with the team are either outright favourite for a month leaving picks up the last five african nations cup tournaments. this is the last chance for many of the team and they'll be determined to show what they are the top right country from the continent the african side with the most appearances of the world cup finals following their qualification for brazil. sevens world cup but for some divisions among players for performances of plagues the team for the last four years of successful qualifying campaign may be the start of things going right. nigeria with the first african team to qualify of a youthful side will be looking to reach the knockout stages for the first time since france twenty eight systems team selection has lived nigeria to show steady growth over the last two months their friendly agai
of gambling and drug taking. as well as being the views chairperson of the defense economics, a power of the body in north korea, he was, to some degree, very key in the relationship with china, setting up economic zones and dealing with those zones in partnership with the chinese. perhaps there's a connection there that he got too big for his boots. all that he'd done in the area that displeased the regime. it was a significant dismissal. it could mean that kim jong un is gathering power. this could be the final gasp of the kim jong il, a figure dismissed from his post. >> forces have taken control of an up to on the lebanese border. the syrian army controls the south-west of the alnab, between homs and damascus. fighting goes on and rebels control eastern parts of the town. civilians have been trying to escape the violence. andrew simmons sent us this report from there. >> this is the only way out for syrian refugees escaping the battle. the slow down in the trail of those crossing the boarder is because of the increase in fighting. these women are the latest arrivals. in shock they
in tokyo beijing and seoul to talk about china's newly established arab defense identification zone. biden will sit down on tuesday with japanese prime minister shinzo lafayette ave has called the zone very dangerous. chinese defence ministry officials announced last month they set up the cell. it covers a large part of the east china sea and includes islands the japanese controlled but the chinese and taiwanese plane. my dad will have to try to forgive the chicken the vice president will meet on wednesday with pressing she's in pain and other chinese leaders. analysts say biden is starting his six day he shouldn't or in japan to highlight the decades old u s japan alliance and to court in a response to china will travel to south korea later this week. us leaders responded quickly to china's move with both words and actions. top officials criticize the chinese for trying to change the status quo in the asia pacific. and military commander said b fifty two bombers to fly over the air defense identification zone. it sent a strong message to authorities in beijing that the operations of us fo
reached levels not seen in years. >> south korea raised the stakes expand its air defense zone. it follows a move by china. the south ean and chinese areas overlap. japan says they'll talk with their neighbours about access. >> it's a direct response to china's extension of its air zone. that extension overlaps seen's air defense zone and pertinently japan's one. china and japan over the island. that's an area includeing a reef. there is a south korean scientific research station built on that, it has a helipad on it and is under de facto south korean control. because of an accident in history when the americans drew the air defense zone, it didn't include that area or two other south korean islands which are not under dispute. this is an opportunity for south korea to right what many are surprised to see was the current situation and extend its own zone further south, allowing an ease of the military operation. the seen government making it clear that it is doing things in a different way to beijing, saying it consulting with its neighbours and with the u.s. >> the french president issued
of the national defense commission. analysts widely seen as qantas mentor the knots on the scheme to get it done. local honey take it as he was publicly on and on and on the continent of fun playing it on hubble. who isn't looking like i'm keeping it on the potty. we think it's good enough. north korean state run television broadcasts several photos taken during the meeting in which child was sad the images include one showing him being taken away from the venue. there is korea's ruling workers party newspaper wrote on reported on monday. the party dismissed john from all posts for trying to form his own faction. that said the decision was made at a meeting in pyongyang on sunday attended by kim jong hoon. the north korean leader was reported as saying time was corrected by capitalism and indulge in a depraved lifestyle. for those even added china and undermine the party's authority over judiciary prosecution and security organizations. it said he had done serious harm to the party system policies and its measures to defend people. the newspaper pointed to chinese initiative to promote foreign
week with china's claim of an airplane defense identification zone over these islands. >>> accusations this morning against syrian president bashar. the human rights chief says massive evidence collected over the course of the 33-month-old conflict in syria indicates asawed sad in war crimes and crimes against humanity. cnn's frederik pleitgen is following this for us and live in damascus. does this report name bashar al assad specifically? >> reporter: it doesn't name him specifically but does implicate him. the report says that these war crimes and crimes against humanity go all the way to the top levels of the syrian government, including responsibility for the office of the head of state and that is bashar al assad and a strong statement the united nations is making. the deputy foreign minister came out and said they give no credibility to this report whatsoever. they said, quote, pela who is the u.n. human rights chief has talked to, quote, nonsense in the past and they are sort of trying to brush this off but it is something will carry a lot of weight internationally. the united
sea and south korea is expanding air defense zone and the boundarys there overlap a zone by china and the move is raising tensions in the region. >> reporter: the announcement may be about invisible lines in the air but extend over disputed areas of land and sea. this is what south korea calls yodo a rocky reef by the station and under the de facto control and they are claimed by beijing and seoul and south korea asserted rights in the air above. >> translator: the new korean air space defense identification zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight information region which does not overlap with neighboring countries and includes air space over the waters. >> reporter: the move is two weeks after the surprise extension of the air defense zone encroaching on those of south korea and japan and extends deeper in the chinese one and also overlaps that of japan. the government won't impose the rules and wants film to identify themselves until december 15 allowing for consultation with neighbors. >> translator: we believe this will not necessarily impact our rel
and demonstrators burned a likeness of president obama and the protest was staged by the defense of pakistan council and alliance of religious and political parties. meanwhile vice president joe biden begins a delicate diplomatic mission today and due to arrive in japan hoping to ease tensions in the bitter dispute with china and we report. >> they look like an army, they even act like an army but they are not a real army. these troops are from japan's self-defense force on training exercise earlier this year. but under japan's constitution they can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbor china asserting itself internationally questions are being asked whether japan should rethink the role of the armed forces and china's declaration this week of a defense zone over the east china sea is making it all the more urgent. the prime minister has been pushing mps all year to change the path of his constitution. long-term defense guide lynn also be introduced in december and a national security council will meet for the first time after joe biden's visit. some hope biden's visit will ha
, chinese defense officials issued a statement reaffirming the military claim on the area. >> protesters in thailand are cleaning up the mess, hoping to tidy up the streets. a leader said demonstrations would be suspended out of respect for the king, but would resume for the ceremony honouring him. they want the prime minister to resign. >>> it's music to their ears, professional musicians getting health insurance for the first time. why some are jumping on the obamacare bandwagon. >>> a new way to plan for the golder years. 401k advisors with a different domestic philosophy. >> and one of the most chaotic places on earth. you are looking live at the christmas tree in new york city. the tree will be lit tonight. tÑ >>> you're waking up to a live look at denver international airport where the snow is falling and more is on the way. >> good morning to you and welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. the possible pitfalls in what is a popular way to save for retirement. first, let's check out what the temperatures are doing across the nation. meteorologist nicole mitchell. >
of defense and other security officials to investigate exactly what happened because since thousands of soldiers poured into this region around may, around six months ago there is a serious deescalation in the number of attacks in many parts of the northeast have seen some sense of normality returning but this attack shows that despite the deescalation that we have seen, boca haran has the capacity to sit down to organize and to execute attacks and clearly the question is going to be how is it possible with the presence of thousands of security personnel in the area that an air base and an airport were able to be attacked. >> thank you very much, that is al jazeera's evan live. lots more ahead on the news hour including a global trade agreement that would be a first but mike sees people go hungry in india with details and visit the center with a lifelong to afghanistan disabled workforce and in sports joe will have all the action including news of a resurgance bouncing back in the season. ♪ a russian ballet dancer is guilty of an acid attack on the director of the theatre. a judge
, but they have one thing in common. what nelson mandela left behind - the right to vote. >> secretary of defense chuck hagel arrived in afghanistan to visit troops. they were at a standstill on a security agreement. afghan president said he would not sign the agreement until next year. hamid karzai said he was not there to lobby hamid karzai. >> i was assured it would be signed. >> there'll be progress in february, when the n.a.t.o. people will meet on afghanistan. >> a date in infamy, pearl harbour was attacked. 400 japanese planes bombarded the u.s., pushing them into world war ii. >> today thousands gathered at pearl harbour, including veterans and survivors. it was held on the shore. >> still ahead on al jazeera, why the prime minister of thailand says she will not use force against angry protesters. plus, why the feds are telling people to skip the paper elections when applying for health care. >> protesters in the ukraine return to the street in force. the president met with russian president vladimir putin. it sparked fear that is an economic deal may be reached with russia, further dista
defense minister said french soldiers will disarm fighters in central african republican and troops have been deployed after days of violence between muslim and christian melitia and they are stop locating government buildings and hundreds of thousands of people have protested against the president for more than two weeks. and more on our top story and that is the unrest in thailand. now that parliament has been dissolved polls must be held within two months but the prime minister yingluck shinawatra could win again with support in the north and northeast and won in 2011 by a landslide. opposition democratic party has not won since 1992 but the members are not at all that interested in new elections and they want the family to leave the country and have the government replaced by a nonelected people's council. and joining us live now from bangkok is a professor of political science at the university. and thank you very much for making it on the show. now, we have got the prime minister who dissolved the parliament and early elections called and they want no more of the clan, is that real
. there is a tough defense of the newspaper's role about publishing stories about mass intelligence. during the hour long session, he was forced to defend his patriotism. he argued it was in the public interest to expose the snooping. when asked why the guardian has been attacked over the story, he said shooting the messenger is the oldest diversionary story in the book. following russ bridge's testimony, the same committee announced it had summoned andrew parker, the head have mi5 to defend his claims. parker will face questioning this coming week. >> when someone says the word drone, it is usually followed by the word strike. given the stories we keep hearing out of pakistan and yemen, we've become conditioned to think of drones as weapons of war. they are also becoming tools of the jumpistic trade. more and more news stories, particularly those on television now include video shot by drones. there are still a lot of issues to be worked out, some techological, some ethical, but drones are becoming part of the news gathering process and because they can provide a different perspective, you can bet
law back where he shared ideas on how to deal with china's newly declared air defense identification zone. to know that we confirm that japan and the united states will not tolerate china's attempt to unilaterally change the status quo. we also agreed that our countries will continue to work closely together to deal with the matter based on the strong japan us alliance the united states has an interest and lauren lauren intentions this vital region as i believe all the countries in north east asian share that same in touch with us. this underscores the need for crisis management mechanisms and effective channels of communication between china and japan to reduce the risk of escalation. i'll be raising these concerns with great specificity directly when i meet with chinese leadership. vice president biden is on a six nation tour that will take them from tokyo to be djing and then on to saul the trip was planned before chinese authorities announced last month. they set up the era defense identification zone. they said all forty aircraft was give prior notice before entry the area. they
to former president bush as well as the performing and is considered to be content. i'm the best defense minded to have for you as president when i get the thing. less people coming to see if it is still to fill space to do so could then make an end to have that stability is coming through the rest of africa lots of corporations taking teeth and getting that big memorial service on the grounds tomorrow. and of course from the winds stay at home to nelson mandela will of the league's state of the union buildings from wednesday until friday and dad doing be it in the morning and often it will be towed into distinctive for its really the eight unit the size of government wants to give. after six months to see him in ghana. last time was it cctv american state to monty into thinking the size of the plaza mentality of the some of the us the polis d this is the movement is similar to the apostates trouble he says go in there that the eighty one again. mike dawson and data. some of the ideology would be similar. they ate they both were working were giants in the sense that they both won the nob
: china and japan claim islands in the sea and tensions rose when they declared an air defense zone over the area and biden will raise concerns over the risk of miss calculation with chinese leaders in a few days. and healthcare.gov is running smoothly the obama administration is back in sales mode and president obama will kickoff a campaign today to promote the affordable care act. the white house wants to point out the benefits of the reform law and they plan to focus on a specific benefit each day until the sign up deadline on december 23, that is when anyone who needs coverage on january 1st must be enrolled. the white house is offering money to ensurers so people who like their health plans can keep them. the obama administration says the payments would offset the cost of reinstating cancelled policies and millions of people received cancellation notices and the cancelled policies do not meet the standards of the healthcare law. it was an attack that standed the dance world, now the verdict is in for a former member of russia's famed ballet and find out why you may have to pay sales
a few years ago. he will speak with leaders about a chinese air defense zone over islands claimed by both countries. u.s. planes have flown through that zone. biden will visit china and south korea. now, to two countries in the midst of real political crises right now, we begin in thailand where an opposition leader vowed to escalate his campaign to topple the government. police spent another day battling with anti--government protesters in front of government buildings in bangkok. the demonstrations raised new fears that instability in one of asia's largest economies. wayne hay has more now from the capitol. >> a battle is being waged on two fronts, anti-government protesters are trying to enter the office of the prime minister and the bangkok police. this time, a rubbish truck was used to try to bake through the barriers erected by the police. it and it's okay pants were 40sed into a quick retreat. tear gas spewing from the cab. it seems some people on the streets are willing to go to extremes to achieve their goal. they want the government and the prime minister gone. yingluk s
the singer or fall on defense companies such as the movie there's this this here in france that done you are attracted to the deal mention it just now. this fear that said this is the slippery slope and which show afterwards. i will work the round the clock year this same as in other places we've just seen. and that france could become a little bit too much like will just head over the united states black friday one of our christmas shopping season starts in the store is open all the time. did you fear is though perhaps front of you a bit less french if you let the stores open. while. i think the prawn is not france or another country that brought in to see how you protect the workers. and i think this is the most important question. of course i believe that this is not only a fringe question answer your question and we have to have it now. rio to work to harmonize at the open meadow what are the social rights of the people. the fact that the some companies are struggling hard to open shops on sunday could be dangerous for the get go because collar worker can be a bow in his shop to say
. people are spending. thatere aeadthrough from , that you switch away from the defensive side of things and play this recovery story through buying cyclical? >> yes. -- global equities, yes, we believe in a cyclical stance. we believe that much of the year in 2014 is likely to be more about cyclicals. in china specifically, there are a number of other risks. we have a neutral view on china and that stems from the fact that there are places that look attractive but also a lack of catalysts. if you look at exports, let's put these in perspective. they beat expectations. consistente really with a tone that we have seen over the last few months, stability rather than acceleration in growth. what the markets are concerned about are the key risks that may come from the policy reform environment. many of the measures from the third plenum are positive. but they do raise some questions on soe's which ought to be part of the index. attractiveat valuation may be a reason to continue holding some chinese equities. what we are struggling to find is a catalyst to drive those up in a big way. the dat
expressed concerns over china's expansion of its air defense zone in the east china sea. he made the comments in japan, a first stop of a 3-nation tour of asia. he's due to meet shinzo abe later. biden will visit china on wednesday. tokyo and beijing are locked in a territorial dispute over a chain of islands in the aest china sea. >> a curfew has been lifted in a city. officials declared the crisis over. the standoff in september between the army and rebels from the moora national liberation front left 200 dead. >> hong kong confirmed its first case of human bird flu, a design the virus could be spreading. an indonesian woman is in critical condition in hospital after being infected with hsn9. she's a domestic worker. travelling frequently to mainland china. four people have been in close contact with her are showing signs of flu-like symptoms. >> talks in indonesia are seen as a final attempt to save a deal on global commerce and the reputation of the world trade organization. ministers arrived in bali from the start of the wto conference. if successful the agreement they are w
"worldwide exchange." >>> u.s. defense secretary has thrown his support behind the egyptian interim government's roadmap which came into effect with the toppling of mohammed morsi in july. he met with people over the weekend to discuss u.s./egyptian relations following a suspension of u.s. aid to the country a couple of months ago. hadley has been speaking with the egyptian finance minister as well and joins us from dubai. hi, hadley. >> hey, ross. it's interesting because the secretary of defense may have turned his support behind the interim government. that's yet to translate into the re-establishment of aid, for example, nor has it translated into any investment into egypt, at least in the last couple of months. you saw international investors skeptical of investing in egypt during the morsi government. there was a lot of skepticism an uncertainty. you still have that same kind of uncertainty with the interim government as well. where are they looking? they're looking elsewhere. they're looking to russia. lavrov was visiting russia. there were millions of dollars of investment d
a defense ha that hadn't given a rushing touchdown in eight games. >> i think everybody is so intim intimidated and scared of their front guys. my team took a challenge and stepped up. the whole week they talked about us running the ball and giving us different matches one on one. not just myself, but the backed we had, one on one opportunities we're going to win. >> the eagles go to 8 and 5 and they tray a more commanding position in first place here in the nfc east. the detroit alliance fall to 7 and 6, now where they appear to be a clear spot to an nfc title, the green bay packers seem live to take that from philadelphia. i'm john henry smith al jazeera. >> let's take a deeper look. seattle, new orleans, philadelphia and detroit lead their divisions, with carolina in clear position for a playoff bid. arizona and dallas, the cowboys play the bears tomorrow and if they win they would technically be the leader in the nfc east, they hold the tie breaker over the eagles. six, 66 and 1. >>> matt prater, 62 yard field goal, longest in history. atop the afc with 11-2 record. south divisi
in controversy. >> this is the first time, u.s. secretary of defense chuck hagel came for talks with noa sharif. including the u.s. raid in which osama bin laden was captured and killed. >> this is not a one off trip. this is part of a series of high level meetings between washington and islamabad, secretary kerry was here previously and the fact that these high level officials are going and coming means that both countries give this relationship a great deal of importance. >> that's clearly the case. but equally clear is how the u.s.'s drone program remains a divisive issue. in a statement from sharif's office, what h he considered the program counterproductive to efforts to combat terrorism and extremism. hagel's visit takes place during protests of antidrone activists. 92nd cargo leaving afghanistan through pakistan. sharif's government opposes the drone program. >> they create a lot of anger and therefore put a lot of pressure on the government which in turn puts pressure on washington. >> hagel is the first high ranking u.s. official to meet general ruhil sharif. discussing the defense rel
's frustration in the cabinet and on capitol hill. they are putting a republican in the cabinet. a defense secretary. and people feel sees disappointed folks and at a time how he'll define how to be his defense secretary. he's leading the department in a period of entrenchment. does he fight those? does he go along with the white house in trying to trim spending as much as obama would like. it's interesting to see how much frustration there is in the cabinet not just hagel, but also sebelius. one of the reasons when you have these incidents like you do with the health care system -- >> why is general frustration. inside the white house do they think they are incompetent. >> they are not living up to standards with hagel. he's kind of lackluster when they thought he would come in there and be much more forceful. >> why did they think that? if they asked anyone in his own party who was a republican for many years, maybe still is, if they watched his confirmation hearings there were signs that perhaps he wasn't -- >> lots of signs. >> up for it. >> you get into this rush, one you want to get
australia is a aaa rated currency. so there are defensive sectors affecting the aussie. so the china affect is affecting in terms of trade side of on things. at the same time, you have flows supporting the aussie. so you have over the next few months debt coming into play and some interest in terms of flows into the aussie asset prices. so it may stay up around these levels, about 92, 93, unless we see major policy shifts going forward. >> let's talk about the yen. we're at six-month highs against the dollar. there's now talk that we might get another stimulus package out of japan. reuters is talking about this. what target have you got for dollar/yen? >> for the end of the your, we were initially targeting 105. towards 100, 105 towards the early part of next year. and end of the year, closer to the 105 levels. end of 2014 towards the 110 level. so if the policies of stimulus announcement comes out, i think the levels might start to sort of rise a bit earlier than expected. so essentially, the trajectory for dollar/yen is an upward trajectory. it's the target levels that need to be shifted.
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seven group of islands in the east china sea. in response to basingstoke narration of an air defense and around the islands. the united states and japan have both been managing at croft through the area without informing china. boo to you regarding china's use of force to try to challenge the status quo. we'll continue our patrols and surveillance activities without interruption deal with it. when we were determined to fully protect our nation's territory and territorial waters and territory or airspace. he did the titans colts in ca provides a common value by china claimed by the pacific islands the uninhabited islands lying at home to the notion that needs to be rich in mineral resources and fishing stocks. the tech tree has been on the japanese administration that on a piece to be flexing its minutes the muscle within you at the fence and even scrambling five digits in response to violations. they tink has signaled it had attracted confrontation with tips on it. sea the deal on jewish festival of hanukkah kicked off on thursday hundreds turned out jerusalem the ceremonial liking o
aren't damaged on the property the army can also improve the appointments of the minister of defense and knowledge of the parliament building. governments will have control over them and they keep budgets. the new document which appears largely favorable to the manatee. the system and fifty into details. all appointed by governments and even lights and the army again this constitution is beneficial for the people because it clearly establishes obligation to the government to allow the rebirth of the people in her store all the rights freedoms and worse fact that the people must also work in cooperation with the government to build the country. the final tanks will go to the reference and will be bored to zone in the coming few weeks. come back and hit a facile way the government taking a closer look at the content is a shield of sunday working hours. the former boss of the post op this novel by he has handed in a much anticipated report said. and it does seem to be pointing toward keeping sunday most the day of rest. some stores here like supermarkets are allowed to open on sunday bu
that changes to the defense could disappear from the african wilderness by twenty fifty. the situation in west and central africa republic he drives many to hunt or ivory. trey didn't quite go as it's cold. is fueled by the month from asia the border region between cameroon central african republic have on conga and the democratic republic of congo is particularly dangerous for elephants political instability and violence in the region may click easy approaching. east in kenya. the government spends millions of viewers each year to protect the creatures. it's in the country's interests to have them around. safari tourism is a major source of revenue. now african ministers meeting in botswana are looking at proposals for cross border solutions that would see the deployment of more game keepers the illegal ivory trade. if the plans didn't work eyes. this guy could be one of the last of its kind in the wilds of africa. not likely to be with us the air. are you. the i the end. yours. thus you can watch him eat sea world you were ever you go. makes me ask for your own tablet access program schedul
doesn't want this imposition of in the defense identification zone by the chinese blowing up into something bigger. but the signal because yuppies we stand side by side with you we support you on your opposition to the fish that the sun by the chinese. keep a calm keep it cool a lot of talking with beijing. how can we turn off the house was next on the joe biden is beijing. yes the backstory if you will want a silence so important to both japan and china on the sofa specific questions on the surface of things that i don't like very much. it's play violins tiny items which are uninhabited months of talks on some people call them i'm three reefs in the middle of the east china sea. though very much that you accept that their evening an important strategic sea lane and in what is around them at the store to be significant in the oil and gas deposits plus it's a major fishing area but the chinese on the jockeys who in the sense that very important. thanks for that robert carr says that if the foreign editor gets spent her son evan now syrian president assad last sun has begun to
clinical concerns. we have air defense and id zones. will -- my guess is, for 2014, risk assets will continue to get a bid and we will see the markets go up. it will be a volatile and scary ride. is coming the horse up and you guys at j.p. morgan -- it is really quite contrary. healthy global economy. optimism in equities. select event fixed income. emerging market differentiation. it is your strategy. >> what you need to do when you have such a big district network is keep it tebow. but some acronyms and place a people remember. and i think it was mostly for me because it is easy for me. ultimately, it is about bird brains like myself. i think they are all relatively important. at the end of the day, what we are recommending is these markets and economies to john's point are improving and you have to continue to take that risk to step back into risk assets. >> we have the u.s., four months average of up to hundred thousand jobs, right? what about europe? demand is picking up in europe as well and that helps boost to the chinese export figures over the weekend. what does it look
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doctrine, strategic and it has no place in our defense doctrine. i believe all of us in this region need to unite against a nuclear program that has been a threat to this region. we have all shared this view since 1974, that we need to establish a region free from all weapons of mass destruction in the middle east. now the only regime in the middle east that has both nuclear as well as chemical weapons and continues to divert international attention not only from the fact that it is a blatant violater of the npt and all international instruments on weapons of mass destruction, but also it's a violater of the most basic human rights of the palestinians, it tries to divert attention from its inhumane policies. >> many people are wondering what is that which prompted iran to go for this deal? under former president ahmadinejad, they were not going to deal with the west. suddenly there is this break through. is it because the sanctions were biting deeply in the economy, or from a political perspective the architects of iran said you know what, we've been undermined for some time, and we'll s
remote islands in the seas, separating them. china's announcement of an air defense zone raised tensions to new levels. >> this is very delicate position. it has to strike a careful balance between reassuring and trying to restrain, you know, out of china, but trying to cooperate with china. >> biden is perhaps the best person in the current u.s. administration for doing business are china's xi jinping. even before she became president both sides nurtured the relationship between the two men. analysts question how much it will counselled, given the sensitivities of the disputes. >> xi jinping would like to take a tougher stand on foreign policy issues to shore up his popularity, and the senkakku islands or the diaoyu island islands dispute is very sensitive in chine ha. leaders cannot afterward to be weak in dealing with japan or the united states. >> biden's visit is seen as tangible evidence of the u.s. pivot. it's a strategy recovering from the recent debacle at the apec meeting of regional leaders, a meeting that the u.s. president withdrew from at the last minute because of his dome
says he is deeply concerned about china's introduction of an air defense zone in the east china sea. al jazeera's rob mcbride reports. >> reporter: smiles for the cameras, but the start of talks are expected to be tough. on biden the burden of voicing the anger of america's allies in their standoff with china. but biden knows he has to stop short of damaging chinese and u.s. relations. for the chinese president, the need to look strong in his neighbor's eyes, while redefining the very nature of cha >> stephanie:'s relationship with america. >> the first test what the president has referred to is the great power and new great power relationships. great power rivalries in the past have lead to war, and the new relationship should head for peace. how this great power relationship is going to play out remaining to be seen. >> as biden arrived in beijing, state-run media was already carrying criticism, warning america of the perils offing tyking sides. >> you are candid and you are constructive in developing this new relationship, both qualities are sore i will needed. >> reporter: biden is
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